Friday, December 10, 1999

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  • Defending Those Who Give the Earth a Voice

    Today is International Human Rights Day, and the 51st anniversary of the signing of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and debate over the meaning of human rights is being shaped these days by factors such as globalization, militarism and corporate exploitation.

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    Juan González on How Puerto Rico’s Economic "Death Spiral" is Tied to Legacy of Colonialism
    Could Puerto Rico become America’s Greece? That’s a question many are asking as the island faces a devastating financial crisis and a rapidly crumbling healthcare system. Puerto Rico owes $72 billion in debt. $355 million in debt payments are due December 1, but it increasingly looks like the U.S. territory may default on at least some of the debt. Congress has so far failed to act on an Obama administration proposal that includes extending bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico and allocating more equitable Medicaid and Medicare...


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